Partner, Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration
Attorney at Law, LL.M., Certified Specialist SBA Labour Law, Certified Social Security Expert
French, English, German
Rayan Houdrouge leads the Employment and Pensions practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), he advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organizations on all employment law matters. He has an extensive experience in executive transfers, compensation packages, work regulations, internal audits and collective procedures such as business transfers and collective dismissals. Rayan Houdrouge is also an accredited social security expert (Swiss federal certificate) and regularly assists clients in matters related to social security and pension funds, including contentious aspects.
His other main area of practice is competition law, and in particular in the context of internal audits, merger control filings and cartel-related investigations.
"A key figure in the Swiss market", Rayan Houdrouge has a "superb knowledge of labour law", "excels on executive transfers and work regulations" and "stands out as one of the leading immigration specialists in the country" (Who’s Who Legal, 2019). "Very knowledgeable on the legal aspects of the matter as well as very commercial in the options proposed" (Chambers, 2019), he is praised by clients for "his ability to remain calm with a perfectly balanced analysis even in very complicated contexts and negotiations" (Chambers, 2018).
Employment and Pensions, Immigration, Commercial and Contracts, Competition, Tax-exempt/Non-Profit organizations, Data Protection and Privacy